DeAngelo Hall has been with the Redskins since 2008, so he has plenty of experience facing their NFC rival Giants. But on Tuesday he came to the defense of his typical enemy, New York receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.
The Giants star has been under attack for allegedly being thin-skinned and allowing opponents to get in his head.
Over the first four weeks of the season, Beckham has shown outward frustration on the field without as much production. The team has warned him to keep his emotions under better control, but Beckham received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Monday night's loss against the Vikings.
Tuesday afternoon, ESPN aired a segment where former NFL corner and coach Herm Edwards ripped Beckham's attitude, composure and maturity. There was yelling involved.
ESPN's Adam Shefter tweeted about Edwards' rant, but Hall was having none of it. He responded to Schefter that Edwards might still be coaching if he'd had players with Beckham's passion.
if Herm had dudes that play as hard as Odell he might still be coaching.— OG aka CAPTAIN 23 (@DeAngeloHall23) October 4, 2016
It was an interesting fight to pick for Hall, who's laid up immediately after season-ending knee surgery. Hall clearly has respect for Beckham as an opponent, but he isn't showing as much for Edwards.
Hall's teammate and fellow DB Josh Norman is also Beckham's arch nemesis after a showdown last season got very physical.
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